The UMD Policy on Parental Leave for Staff is a family-friendly policy intended to help staff balance the demands of work and family following the birth or adoption of a child.
What is Parental Leave?
Parental Leave is a leave assurance policy that can provide eligible regular staff with at least one (1) year of service a period of up to eight (8) weeks of leave for the birth or adoption of a child under the age of six during the first six (6) months following birth or final placement for adoption.
How do you start the process to apply?
Complete a Parental Leave Request form. After completing the form, submit it to your supervisor or department head. They will complete their portion of the form and then send it to UHR. The Office of Staff Relations will then advise you about your Parental Leave request.